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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000487.txt from 2002/06

From: Blumberg Artists Management <musicartists@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Barrels and Karl Leister...
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:26:01 -0400

Fobes is very, very good. Makes an excellent student mouthpiece as well.

David Blumberg
http://artistsuperstars.toptempo.com

----- Original Message -----
From: <JEDISUSHI@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] Re: Barrels and Karl Leister...

> In a message dated 6/15/02 11:24:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
webler1@-----.com
>
> writes:
>
>
> > I would like to throw in my 2 cents on this, admitting that I don't know
> > your
> > level of playing, so I may be in left field entirely. It has been my
> > experience that
> > 99.9% of the time a student has intonation problems in the upper range
of
> > the Clarinet that it is embouchure related. We are often quick to what
to
> > buy
> > some new product thinking that the problem can be quickly resolved.
Many
> > players
> > tend to bite down as they go up the Clarion range into the Altissimo.
If
> > the embouchure,
> > air support, and voicing is correct this should not have to be done.
> > Often,
> > with ones who
> > have this problem, I have the student use a double lip embouchure and
ask
> > them to play up
> > to E or F altissimo. Generally I find that their air support is
lacking.
> > If they spend some time
> > practicing this way they usually develop a much more open, in tune
sound.
> >
> > Having said all of that, if you have already tried all of this then:
Never
> > Mind !!!!!
> >
> > Jay Webler
> > Jay's Clarinet and Percussion
> >
>
>
> Many thanks for the two responses so far. I will definitely check out
Fobes,
>
> as I was unaware of his work. Jay, I'm positive this is a simple
equipment
> adjustment that's needed, but I appreciate your take on the situation (we
all
>
> need to be reminded to do those things so that bad habits don't creep up).
> Like many A clarinets, this clarinet has always had just those 8 or 9
notes a
>
> bit sharp, an overhaul helped noticeably, and now it's time for detail
work.
>
> The problem is non-existent on my B-flat. Thanks again... :-)
>
> Mike
>
>
>
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